9780691191676-0691191670-American Covenant: A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present

American Covenant: A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present

ISBN-13: 9780691191676
ISBN-10: 0691191670
Edition: 2
Author: Gorski, Philip
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 336 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780691191676
ISBN-10: 0691191670
Edition: 2
Author: Gorski, Philip
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 336 pages

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Acknowledged authors Gorski, Philip wrote American Covenant: A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present comprising 336 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0691191670 and 9780691191676. Since then American Covenant: A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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The long battle between exclusionary and inclusive versions of the American story

Was America founded as a Christian nation or a secular democracy? Neither, argues Philip Gorski in American Covenant. What the founders envisioned was a prophetic republic that would weave together the ethical vision of the Hebrew prophets and the Western political heritage of civic republicanism. In this eye-opening book, Gorski shows why this civil religious tradition is now in peril―and with it the American experiment.

American Covenant traces the history of prophetic republicanism from the Puritan era to today, providing insightful portraits of figures ranging from John Winthrop and W.E.B. Du Bois to Jerry Falwell, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama. Featuring a new preface by the author, this incisive book demonstrates how half a century of culture war has drowned out the quieter voices of the vital center, and demonstrates that if we are to rebuild that center, we must recover the civil religious tradition on which the republic was founded.

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